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Our Day at Atlanta Botanical Garden

October 18, 2015

Yesterday my family and I visited the Atlanta Botanical Garden. While some of the plants were not in bloom this time of year, the lush environment still provided a wonderful few hours to enjoy nature’s beauty. Plus, for this Florida girl, the cool humid-less air was a joy.

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Atlanta Botanical Garden Foliage

Once inside Atlanta Botanical Garden we discovered a vast collection of scarecrow creations by area school groups, organizations and businesses for “Scarecrows in the Garden.” They were inventive, artistic and often humorous. As we walked the garden these fun creations would greet us, peeking out from the foliage lining the walkway. It was the perfect day to linger and look at all the scarecrows, flowers, insects and sculpture.

We spotted a few Chihuly sculptures around the garden including this beauty atop a fountain.

Chihuly Sculpture Fountain

Scarecrows in Atlanta Botanical Garden

This is the first scarecrow that greeted us and I loved its color and construction created with simple elements including yarn, paint sticks and clothespins.

Atlanta Botanical Garden Fall Festival

“Galilecrow” had an ency-crow-pedia to help him with his astronomy.

Atlanta Botanical Garden

During the spring, this garden lady natural sculpture is covered in flowers.

Atlanta Botanical Garden Fountain

We spotted some fall color beginning to appear in the garden.

Atlanta Botanical Garden Fall Festival

I loved this entry called, “Le Arte” that uses a painter’s palette headpiece.

Atlanta Botanical Garden Fall Festival Sculpture

This was one of my favorites, the “Ghoulin Rouge.” Clever!

Atlanta Botanical Garden Fun

By far one of the most interesting plants we saw was this incredible sight in the tropical environment. This is a Cissus plant and the main plant sits high near the ceiling of the building. The rubbery strings cascading down are the roots of the plant.

Atlanta Botanical Garden Cissus Plant

This impromptu selfie turned out to be a really good photo of us. We got on the road home after our visit to the garden and enjoyed another beautiful piece of nature to end the day.

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